Facebook Yields to Pressure: Reactivates Political Critics’ Accounts

Outcry Leads Facebook to Back Away from Overt Censorship

Prominent political critics confirmed to us that their accounts had been suspended or inactivated yesterday in a coordinated purge.

But after we – and others – slammed the censorship, the activists’ accounts have been reinstated.

Peter Dale Scott told us:

The issue seems indeed to have been activism, but of many varieties, including gun advocacy. Above all it seems to have affected many more accounts in England than here. See the Guardian story on my webpage, now restored, also this:

It is possible we [9/11 activists] were marginal victims of a procedure designed to prevent flash mobs (which alas we will never be).

Ejournalism seems to have taken care of the problem. Let’s take heart from this.

Michel Rivero writes:

Last night while I was sleeping the Magic Elves turned my Facebook account back on. I understand that most if not all of the other accounts were also switched back on. Frankly, I am honored to have been included in the list of leading political critics thus attacked. I feel like I made the varsity team!

Not a word of explanation has been forthcoming from Facebook. This, I think, rules out an external hacker attack.

The lesson to be learned here is that the alternative media has more power to affect change than we ourselves fully comprehend, and it is time to use that power.

Mike Adams of Natural News reports:

Facebook … suspended our account and gave us a “final warning” that one more violation of their so-called “community guidelines” would result in our account being permanently deactivated.

They then demanded we send them a color copy of a “government issued identification” in order to reactivate our account. Our account was removed from suspension just minutes before InfoWars posted its article on this Facebook censorship, and the Facebook page is now functioning at:

Perhaps Facebook wrongly assumed that we aren’t smart enough to notice?

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  • gozounlimited

    Congratulations! Facebook and Goldman Sachs Own Your Blue Bum ….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9hVhAp40D4

  • Thoms

    Facebook stock is overpriced by a factor of ten.

  • It’s time for a new social networking site, minus the censorship.

    • Preach on, Brother Tyais! PREACH ON! d=o)

      I’ve been saying the same thing for a good three years now, ever since they started down the same “path to deliberate desctruction” was previously used by Friendster (anyone remember them?) and then myspace (anyone remember them?) and now, it’s blatantly obvious to ALL that faceberia is pulling all of the same tricks against their users…making things difficult that USED to be infinitely simple…making chat and email a single unit, so you can’t separate one from the other (so they can justify saving your chat messages PERMANENTLY) et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum…

      • Infinity Blues

        A year now and nothing has changed. In fact it’s far worse than we imagined.

  • Blackhawk

    And after all efforts to suppress alternative media proved to be in fact more publicity and strengthened the position of the aforementioned. The cat is out of the bag and only a total shut down of the internet would likely stop information, but that I cannot fathom (at least for the moment)

    • Fathom away, Birdie.

      In order to shut down the global internet, the only step that is needed is to take out the domain name servers. Consider it the “routing system” of the net…the “yellow pages beneath the system.”

      When computers don’t know what means what, and they don’t know which route to send packets through…all of the perfectly working computers, perfectly running servers, ISPs, banks, corporate networks…not a single one of them will mean a damned thing, because NONE OF THEM will be able to talk to eachother, and NO information will be exchanged.

      I tried to implement a plan against such a thing in the late 90’s, but since everyone knew I was wrong, they didn’t listen, and the plan was never put into place. Today, there is NO POSSIBLE DEFENSE against a global DNS system shutdown.

      And there are only a handful of them to attack, when the time comes for them to take away the internet. There IS no backup plan, either. DNS dies, the internet dies. Globally.

      So yeah, I “fathomed the hell out of it” a long, long time ago…

      • SouthronAmerican

        I’m not sure what you consider a “handful”, but there are currently 18.5million+ DNS servers, and even if you’re referring to root servers there are now hundreds of them located 130 seperate physical locations.

        • Yes, I was thinking about the root servers. Glad that they at least took that threat somewhat seriously…but still, we need a great deal more decentralization of control. Not just on the net, but generally.

          I’d feel a lot better if there were tens of thousands of “roots” out there, so that it wouldn’t be easy to run a simple (for some) script and take only a few hundred servers out, though. I suppose we can still hope that whoever wants to take down the internet does it in such a way that the first servers they take down are their own, and they can’t reach outside to shut down the rest…but that’s simply wishful thinking.

          Too few people are able to do too many things to too many people these days…the centralization of power, as a general concept, needs to be reversed, as soon as possible.

  • Antonio Gimbernat

    Facebook (Corporate Globalization) Conspiracy Caught Red Handed Depriving U.S. Citizens of their U.S. Constitution 1st Amendment Right to Freedom of Press:


    I will pay the Court Filing Fee if any Attorneys would like to File a Class Action Law Suit against Facebook for “Deprivation of Rights” (42 USC 1983). Just Contact me on Google +. Jurisdiction is in Palo Alto, CA US District Court. Note: Claimants must show Evidence Facebook Suspended your Account for Text/Press Content you Posted.

  • Natural News is complete crap. Not that I would censor them, but I do need to point that out.

  • SouthSunflower

    I am shocked (naive, of me I now know) and disappointed that this process took place on Facebook. It’s reinforced the lesson not to put all my eggs in one basket. Cast a wide net on the internet – don’t depend on any one tool like Facebook.